- It is an interesting trait in Huxley's character, to find him zealous in defence of the reputation of a great man, even although that man had been dead more than half a century; but it may be added that his just zeal was at least stimulated by the fact that the maligner of Goethe was Owen, the conduct of whom, with regard to Darwin and Huxley, Huxley had had just reason for resenting. - "Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work", P. Chalmers Mitchell.
- Slowly they turned their heads to look at the fence, upon the other side of which stood the maligner of their eyes. - "Gentle Julia", Booth Tarkington.
- Was my late folly known to this crawling maligner after all? - "The Cavalier", George Washington Cable.